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Best Fiction Reads Ever!

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The Secret Island (Secret Series)
The Secret Island (Secret Series)
"My favourite story as a child. Who hasn't wanted at some time to escape to their own secret island? A great read!"
On The Beach (Vintage Classics)
On The Beach (Vintage Classics)
"A story focusing upon five people living in a world doomed to die by radiation. The quiet heroism of ordinary people, makes absorbing reading."
Our Man in Havana (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Our Man in Havana (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
"Comic, satirical yet moving. Wormwold, a vacuum salesman in Havana is to his surprise, recruited as an agent by MI6. Excellent story with bizarre twists and turns."
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Penguin Modern Classics)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Penguin Modern Classics)
"A hard hitting depiction of incarceration under Stalin. Some strong language but inhumanity and bleakness vividly etched in this masterpiece of writing."
Vienna Prelude (Zion Covenant)
Vienna Prelude (Zion Covenant)
"In 1936 as Nazi darkness descends upon Europe, Elisa, a promising violinist with an adopted Aryan stage name must decide whether or not to join the Jewish underground movement. A great read."
My Lady of Cleves
My Lady of Cleves
"A compassionate and insightful portrait of Anne, bringing to life her relationship, not just with Henry, but also with his children and subsequent wives. Highly recommended!"
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
"Stunningly illustrated, this abridged action packed version of the original tale of jealousy, injustice, incarceration, unimaginable wealth and retribution is still stirring stuff!"
Persuasion (Penguin Classics)
Persuasion (Penguin Classics)
"I love all Austen's novels, however, this is my favourite. The heroine is a true gem."
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
"Set at the time of the Cold War, enter the shadowy, uncertain world of the spy. A masterpiece of characterisation with a beautifully woven plot."
The Midwich Cuckoos
The Midwich Cuckoos
"Well written and unsettling tale where a village falls into unconciousness after the appearance of a silvery object in the sky .  Upon awakening, the women find that they are pregnant."
The Midnight Fox (Faber Childrens Classics)
The Midnight Fox (Faber Childrens Classics)
"Although this is a children's story, the dry humour and beautifully written storyline make this a worthy read."
The House On The Strand (VMC)
The House On The Strand (VMC)
"What happens when a potion that enables a character to move between the past and present, becomes addictive? An intriguing tale."
Smiley's Circus: Guide to the Secret World of John Le Carre
Smiley's Circus: Guide to the Secret World of John Le Carre
"A goldmine for fans of John le Carre and in particular, the world of George Smiley.  Highly recommended."
Agnes Grey (Wordsworth Classics)
Agnes Grey (Wordsworth Classics)
"Written by gifted underrated sister of Emily and Charlotte..  A bleak, but well written portrait of Victorian society and the central character's strong Christian faith."
Run for Your Life (New Windmills)
Run for Your Life (New Windmills)
"A children's story from the early 70's.  Fast paced action when two unlikely friends, Woolcott and Szolda witness a murder and have to escape from the murderers across the wintry landscape of Norfolk."
Journey to the River Sea
Journey to the River Sea
"Beautifully written children's book. Young orphan Maia travels to the Amazon encountering a colourful cast of characters.  Fast moving plot and well worth reading."
A Hundred Million Francs (Puffin Books)
A Hundred Million Francs (Puffin Books)
"A childhood favourite. A gang of crooks, a  headless toy horse, a derelict factory and a gang of backstreet children.  Fast moving and full of suspense. Recommended."
Flood Warning (Puffin Books)
Flood Warning (Puffin Books)
"The waters are rising in the River Loire and when the river bursts its banks, the boarding school, Chateau Milon is under threat.  Exciting and fast moving.  I love this  children's story."